Strawberries

California Farm Bureau: Small farmers need help after storms

The California Farm Bureau is calling on the state to improve mechanisms for disbursing disaster relief payments for damages suffered in devastating 2023 storms. The California Farm Bureau is calling on... more »

Vertical farming operator Oishii brings robotics to indoor farming

Oishii, a vertical farming operator, is partnering with a Japanese robotics firm to bring vertical farming changes. Together with Yaskawa Electric Corp., a leading industrial robotics company based in Japan, Oishii plans to develop new... more »

UPL introduces two pesticides to North America

UPL, Cary, North Carolina, has introduced two insecticides, SHENZI 700 WG and SHENZI 400 SC, to the North American market. SHENZI 700 WG and 400 SC provide growers with proven solutions to protect crops against... more »

Never-ending rain leads to pest, disease concerns

A seemingly endless flow of water saturating their fields is burdening California growers with pests and diseases. Growers of strawberries and other fruits expect the heavy rains to delay some planting and harvesting and cause... more »

Balchem organic registrations to aid tree fruit, grapes, berries

Balchem Plant Nutrition has received registration for two organic foliar products that can aid growers of organic fruit and vegetables. The new product combinations provide convenient and safe solutions for organic fruit and vegetable growers,... more »

Rabobank report upbeat on fruit, tree nuts

As with producers of most crops, U.S. fruit and tree nut growers have faced challenges including higher input costs and logistical challenges in recent years, but according to a Rabobank report, there are positive developments... more »

Vegetable breeder Rijk Zwaan enters soft fruit breeding

Expanding its product profile, vegetable seed breeder Rijk Zwaan has entered soft fruit breeding. Since the company‚Äôs 1924 foundation, Rijk Zwaan has been active in vegetable breeding. The company is now launching a new breeding... more »

UC Davis breeding program releases five fungus-resistant varieties

The UC Davis Strawberry Breeding Program is releasing five new strawberry varieties that resist the soilborne disease Fusarium wilt, while also offering high yields and improved fruit quality. UC Eclipse, UC Golden Gate, UC Keystone,... more »

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